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Mad Jake
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Most of the effects I make and sell are sold with downloadable instructions. I've seen several effects I've sold show up for sale and I encourage the seller to include the downloadable instructions.

As far as not being able to copyright instructions and routines, I don't know who your copyright or IP attorney is, but I would find a new one.
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If the instructions are downloadable, I see no issue downloading the instructions and putting them on a cd for the buyer of the prop.

The interesting thing would be if the instructions were NOT downloadable. Then what?
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On Feb 4, 2018, Mad Jake wrote:
As far as not being able to copyright instructions and routines, I don't know who your copyright or IP attorney is, but I would find a new one.


Terrible wizard is writing about the fact that if someone else writes instructions in their own words or makes their own video to post on a video sharing site such as YouTube copyright doesn't matter.
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On Jan 8, 2018, mantel wrote:
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On Jan 4, 2018, WitchDocChris wrote:
You literally just described pirating a product.


It's okay when Ellusionist does it though, right?


Makes perfect sense when you know their history and business practices.
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Let's put the question in an even more unambiguous form:

You buy an ebook. May you sell that digital file to someone?

I think the answer would have to be, yes, if you destroy your file immediately afterwards.
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Landmark your wrong. You never buy an eBook you lease it. As such you can't sell it no matter what as it dosen't belong to you. It belongs to the creator. Even sharing an ebook without permission from the author would be wrong. The only thing you can LEGALLY do with an eBook you bought is read it for yourself.
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Where is the law on an Ebook that states you only lease it? That is interesting and I never knew it.

Every ad I ever see with an Ebook state clearly how to purchase the book.
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I'll take your bait on this one Dan. When buying and eBook it's a "limited use agreement". Like when you buy sheet music only different. You would have the right to read the music and play it for yourself but publicly the exhibition rights stay with the creator. With magic and mentalism performing arts. When buying an eBook "usually" one has the right to read make for themselves and perform that which is written. However manufacturing right and some performing rights might be omitted. Most eBooks state clearly in there copyright that "no unauthorized copy of the book may be made". That would even include backup copies.

As with other threads where I have enlightened you, I hope you are now better informed?
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